Metz, the German flash manufacturer, recently launched a new compact flash unit in the Metz mecablitz M400. The M400 features wireless TTL control and coverage to match 24-105mm lenses.
The unit is compatible with just about every camera manufacturer including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Pentax and Micro Four Thirds systems. It features a zoom-swivel head with a guide number of 40 meters (at ISO 100) at the 105mm position.
Included with the M400 is an adjustable LED video/modeling light, bounce card and integrated wide-angle diffuser.
You can purchase the M400 now for $280.
For more details and technical specifications check out the press release below.
Metz has launched the mecablitz M400, a compact system flash suited to mirrorless system cameras and is ideal for any photographer or film-maker looking for a convenient, compact flash unit. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Micro FourThirds, Pentax, Sony and Fuji fittings.
Powered by four AAA sized NiMH, alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries, the Metz mecablitz M400 has a zoom-swivel head covering a FOV range matching that of a full-frame 24-105mm lens, with a guide number of 40 (in metres at ISO 100/21°) at the 105mm position. Depending on your camera, the mecablitz M400 with master and slave mode also offers wireless TTL flash functionality. The M400 comes with an adjustable LED video/modelling light, bounce card and integrated wide-angle diffuser. Other highlights include high-speed flash synchronisation, second-curtain sync and red-eye reduction plus it can always be kept up-to-date via the USB interface for receiving firmware updates.
Features / Tech Spec:
High max. guide number 40m (131feet) for ISO100 and 105mm
Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (360°) bounce/swivel head
Clear OLED display
Integrated high-performance LED video light (100 Lux @ 1m)
Motorised zoom for 24–105mm illumination
Integrated wide-angle diffuser (12mm) & flip-out reflector card
Flash readiness indicator, correct exposure display on unit and on camera (camera dependent)
Flash range shown in OLED display
Automatic unit shut-off
Dimensions: (W x H x D) 65 x 92 x 87mm
Fittings available: Canon / Nikon / Fuji / Sony / Pentax / Olympus – Panasonic
Prices & Availability
Metz M400 Flashgun – all fittings. £121.99 inc VAT